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Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

Feb. 27, 2019


Dr. Edwin Antony, assistant professor of biological sciences, received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could influence future cancer treatments. “Understanding the basic mechanisms of DNA repair helps address the root cause of the problem. This grant will support understanding how cells protect their DNA and will hopefully help the broader science community in its fight against cancer,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee BizTimes, Feb. 26, 2019

Similar stories appeared in the Hudson Star-Observer, River Falls Journal,, Feb. 26, 2019

Marquette University to partner with CineLatino Milwaukee Film Festival
The four-day festival, April 11-14, will offer Hispanic films, cultural food and beverages, and other special activities. All proceeds will support local health and education efforts within the Hispanic community.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 21, 2019

Marquette University Law School Poll reveals Trump’s approval rating
President Donald Trump’s approval rating among Wisconsin voters is 44 percent; 52 percent disapprove.

Story appeared on CNN, Feb. 23, 2019

Local community member and business owner Susie Roberts named winner of Marquette University sponsored ‘Rev Up MKE’ contest
Roberts will establish a storefront in Milwaukee — part of the prize for winning the contest — for her company KalyANa Organics, which specializes in organic and gluten-free baked goods and packaged mixes.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 22, 2019

Marquette men’s basketball team enjoys outstanding opening season in the Fiserv Forum
Bill Scholl, vice president and director of athletics, calls the state-of-the-art arena and the emergence of Golden Eagles guard Markus Howard a “great combination” for the debut season.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 27, 2019

Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., adjunct professor of theology, commented on the Pope’s pledge to end clergy abuse. “The problem is the clerical culture that looks to protect the institution even at the expense of individuals who have been harmed,” Father Bretzke said.

Story appeared in USA Today, Feb. 24, 2019

Similar stories aired on The World in 2:00 with Luke Vargas, and live on the Tommy Tucker Show on WWL New Orleans, Feb. 21, 2019

Dr. Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on the 2020 election and the state of U.S. politics in interviews with multiple media outlets. “Obama ran in 2008 as (kind of) an outsider but not a populist. But the current crop of candidates isn't very well-positioned to make outsider claims. Instead, they're better poised to talk about economic populism,” she said. “In U.S. politics, the defining characteristic of our age is that the parties are weak, but partisanship is strong. That’s a dangerous combination.”

Stories appeared on Five Thirty Eight, Yahoo News, The Christian Science Monitor and Daily Magazine, Feb. 21, 2019

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote about the mentors of City Year Milwaukee and how they make an impact in student’s lives. “They tutor, they mentor, they assist, they befriend, they prod, they help set individual goals, they keep a close eye on the data on performance. They build relationships,” he wrote.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 22, 2019

Dr. Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, commented on the ongoing power struggle between California and the Trump administration. “Whatever California does is going to affect a lot of things nationally,” he said.

Story appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 22, 2019

Dr. Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, will speak at The Met High School Black Box Theater in Providence, R.I., on Thursday, March 14. His presentation will focus on the urgency of changing how students are taught in schools and universities. He will also be signing copies of his book, “No Struggle, No Progress.”

Story appeared on GoLocalProv, Feb. 26, 2019


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